On This Day

What Happened on April 9, 2017

Historical Events

  • 81st US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Spaniard Sergio GarcĂ­a beats Justin Rose of England in a sudden-death playoff, after they completed 72 holes at -9; Garcia's 1st major title in his 74th attempt
  • Suicide car bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia kills at least 17, Al-Shabaab group claim responsibility
  • Twitter footage of passenger forcibly removed from United Airlines flight in Chicago after flight overbooked causes outrage
  • Two Egyptian coptic churches in Tanta and Alexandria attacked by suicide bombers leaving at least 44 dead

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Henderson, Irish rock bassist (Them), dies at 72
  • Bob Wootton, American guitarist, dies at 75
  • Peter Hansen, American actor (General Hospital, The War of the Roses), dies at 95
2017 Highlights

About April 9, 2017

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries